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Princess Maria Christina of Saxony (1770–1851)

Princess Maria Christina of Saxony (1770–1851)

Princess of Saxony and Carignano
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Princess of Saxony and Carignano
Countries Germany
Occupations Governess
Gender female
Birth 7 December 1770 (Dresden, Dresden Directorate District, Saxony, Germany)
Death 24 November 1851 (Paris, Île-de-France, France)
Star sign Sagittarius
Mother: Franciszka Corvin-Krasińska
Father: Charles of SaxonyDuke of Courland
Spouse: Charles EmmanuelPrince of Carignano
Children: Charles Albert of SardiniaPrincess Elisabeth of Savoy
The details

Maria Christina of Saxony (Maria Christina Albertina Carolina; 7 December 1770 – 24 November 1851) was a Princess of Saxony. She was the Princess of Carignano and later Princess of Montléart by marriage.


Maria Christina was the only child of Prince Carl Christian Joseph of Saxony, himself son of King August III of Poland, and his morganatic wife, Countess Franciszka Corvin-Krasińska. Her parents married secretly in Warsaw in 1760. Her mother was created a princess (Princess Franziska Corvin-Krasińska) in her own right due to her marriage.

Her education was in the hands of several private tutors and governesses. She learned philosophy, geography, literature, music, dance, and was taught several languages (German, Italian, French, Polish, and English).

In Turin on 24 October 1797, she married Charles Emmanuel of Savoy Prince of Carignano. They had two children:

  • Charles Albert of Savoy-Carignano (2 October 1798 – 28 July 1849), King of Sardinia in 1831, who married Maria Theresa of Austria and had issue.
  • Princess Elisabetta of Savoy Carignano (13 April 1800 – 25 December 1856), who married Archduke Rainer of Austria and had issue.

Charles Emmanuel died three years after his marriage in a French prison.

On 1 February 1810 she was remarried in Paris to Julius Maximilian de Montléart, 6th Marquis de Rumont, 1st Prince de Montléart (1787–1865). They had five children:

  • Jules Maurice (28 November 1807 – 16 March 1887), legitimized after his parents' marriage; Prince de Montléart.
  • Louise Bathilde de Montléart (20 January 1809 – 1823), legitimized after her parents' marriage; died young.
  • Berthe Maria de Montléart (1811 – 1831), died young.
  • Frédérique Auguste Marie Xavérine Cunégonde Julie de Montléart (11 November 1814 – 6 June 1885, by suicide).
  • Marguerite Julia de Montléart (1822 – 1832), died young.

In 1824 Maria Christina and her second husband bought and restored the Schloss Wilhelminenberg in the district of Gallitzinberg.

Maria Christina died in Paris on 24 November 1851 at age 80.


  • 7 December 1770 - 24 October 1797: Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Christina of Saxony
  • 24 October 1797 - 16 August 1800: Her Highness Maria Christina, Princess of Carignano
  • 16 August 1800 - 1 February 1810: Her Highness Maria Christina, Dowager Princess of Carignano
  • 1 February 1810 - 27 April 1831: Her Serene Highness Maria Christina, Princess von Montléart
  • 27 April 1831 - 24 November 1851: Her Royal Highness Maria Christina, Princess von Montléart

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